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Matisyahu

Born: Jun 30, 1979 in Westchester, PA
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Genre: World
Biography: When Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust...Arise, his musical persona seemed a novelty to some. Here was a Hasidic Jew -- dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard -- who nevertheless performed toasting ...Read full biography
Shake Off the Dust... Arise
Released: 2004
Label: JDub Records
Critics' Rating:
This, the debut album from Matisyahu is a full-fledged announcement that he has arrived. Despite the varying levels of novelty-hype surrounding a Hasid taking the mic for dancehall reggae, Matisyahu is ...Read full review
Youth Dub
Released: 2006
Label: SMI Records
Critics' Rating:
Concurrent with his second studio album, Youth, Matisyahu released an intriguing collection of dub versions of his works, along with a few entirely new pieces. The album opens with the title track, and ...Read full review
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